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To say last night’s game was filled with emotion is an understatement. From a disallowed goal and Coach Quenneville’s choice words to Marian Hossa’s revenge and a game filled with penalty minutes, the Blackhawks vs Coyotes game was nothing short of exciting. It was a fun game to watch if you like a lot of goals with a side of drama. Let’s take a look back at some of the highlights (or lowlights) of last night’s game in Arizona.

A Disallowed Goal Leaves Blackhawks Reeling

Sure there are times when a call doesn’t go a team’s way, but then there are times when it is extremely hard to understand why a call was made. This was the case for the Blackhawks last night and it left Coach Quenneville furious. So angry that he yelled some choice words at the refs—I won’t repeat them here, but you can watch the videos and see for yourself.

Hossa scored early in the first period to give the Blackhawks a 1-0 lead. However, the Coyotes challenged the goal for goaltender interference, and won. In replays of the goal, it looked like Coyotes defenseman, Klas Dahlbeck, pushed Hossa into Louis Domingue. However, the NHL’s Situation Room, released a statement that said Hossa did indeed interfere with Domingue.

The release stated, “According to Rule 78.7, “The standard for overturning the call in the event of a ‘COAL’ call on the ice is that the Referee, after reviewing any and all available replays and consulting with the Toronto Video Room, determines that the goal should have been disallowed due to ‘Interference on the goalkeeper,’ as described in Rules 69.1, 69.3 and 69.4.”

Regardless, the Blackhawks took their frustration out the right way and brought home a win.

Marian Hossa Seeks Revenge

After that disallowed goal early in the first due to the Coyotes using their challenge, you bet Marian Hossa was not pleased. However, while he was mad, he didn’t let it ruin his night. He channeled his anger the right way with a stellar performance. Hossa bounced back in the second period to tie the game at 1-1. You even got to see him throw a little sarcasm back at the refs after scoring his (second) goal—this time it was allowed.

Patrick Kane Silences Crawford Chants with Goal

After the Coyotes scored two goals in just two seconds, the fans were chanting Crawford at the most inopportune time. But don’t worry, Kane was able to silence those chants when he tied the game back up at 3-3 in the second—his 31st goal of the season. There was a lot that happened in the second period. Full of penalties, Hossa’s redemption goal and yet another fun, exciting Kane goal that set a new career mark for goals in the season. With 27regular-season games remaining, how many goals do you think Kane will end up with?

Michal Rozsival Gets His First Goal

That’s right! Michal Rozsival got his first goal since December 5, 2014 in last night’s victory. His first goal of the season was almost the game winner, too! After his goal, Rozsival had the biggest smile on his face in a 4-on-4 goal off a pass from Artem Anisimov. It was a great goal for Rozsival even if it wasn’t the game winner. Congrats Rozsival!

Jonathan Toews Gets 5th OT Winner

O Captain, My Captain! It was a great “Welcome Back” for Jonathan Toews last night with his 5th OT winner this season! It looks like Toews really has this overtime goal game on lock. While Toews creates opportunities on the open ice for scoring chances not only for himself, but his teammates too, he also has confidence in overtimes with what has worked previously. His 3-on-3 scoring prowess had Coach Q stating, “I would’ve liked to have seen him in the All-Star game.” We all would have! But, welcome back to our Captain, that was one hell of a game, sir!

Any way you look at it, last night’s game was beyond entertaining for a regular season game. With the playoffs quickly approaching, many of these games can be dull, but not with the Blackhawks vs Coyotes—there was plenty of drama, penalties, goals and overtime to keep you on your toes.

After a series of bad calls and penalties, the Blackhawks came out on top with their 5-4 OT win against the Arizona Coyotes. We see our Chicago Blackhawks in Dallas Saturday night.

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